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en·chase

 (ĕn-chās′)
tr.v. en·chased, en·chas·ing, en·chas·es
1. To set (a gem, for example).
2. To set with or as if with gems: enchase a brooch.
3. To decorate or ornament by inlaying or engraving.

[Middle English, to engrave, from Old French enchasser, to set gems : en-, in; see en-1 + chasse, case (from Latin capsa, box).]

enchase

(ɪnˈtʃeɪs)
vb
(tr) a less common word for chase13
[C15: from Old French enchasser to enclose, set, from en-1 + casse case2]
enˈchaser n

en•chase

(ɛnˈtʃeɪs)

v.t. -chased, -chas•ing.
1. to place (gems) in an ornamental setting.
2. to decorate with inlay, embossing, or engraving.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French enchasser to case in]
en•chas′er, n.

enchase


Past participle: enchased
Gerund: enchasing

Imperative
enchase
enchase
Present
I enchase
you enchase
he/she/it enchases
we enchase
you enchase
they enchase
Preterite
I enchased
you enchased
he/she/it enchased
we enchased
you enchased
they enchased
Present Continuous
I am enchasing
you are enchasing
he/she/it is enchasing
we are enchasing
you are enchasing
they are enchasing
Present Perfect
I have enchased
you have enchased
he/she/it has enchased
we have enchased
you have enchased
they have enchased
Past Continuous
I was enchasing
you were enchasing
he/she/it was enchasing
we were enchasing
you were enchasing
they were enchasing
Past Perfect
I had enchased
you had enchased
he/she/it had enchased
we had enchased
you had enchased
they had enchased
Future
I will enchase
you will enchase
he/she/it will enchase
we will enchase
you will enchase
they will enchase
Future Perfect
I will have enchased
you will have enchased
he/she/it will have enchased
we will have enchased
you will have enchased
they will have enchased
Future Continuous
I will be enchasing
you will be enchasing
he/she/it will be enchasing
we will be enchasing
you will be enchasing
they will be enchasing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enchasing
you have been enchasing
he/she/it has been enchasing
we have been enchasing
you have been enchasing
they have been enchasing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enchasing
you will have been enchasing
he/she/it will have been enchasing
we will have been enchasing
you will have been enchasing
they will have been enchasing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enchasing
you had been enchasing
he/she/it had been enchasing
we had been enchasing
you had been enchasing
they had been enchasing
Conditional
I would enchase
you would enchase
he/she/it would enchase
we would enchase
you would enchase
they would enchase
Past Conditional
I would have enchased
you would have enchased
he/she/it would have enchased
we would have enchased
you would have enchased
they would have enchased
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As suggested by Kresl (1995): "The individual city's government and private sector entities can do a great deal to enchase that city's competitiveness and to enable it to achieve the most desirable economic future possible.
In the long run these efforts will promote opportunities and enchase the well-being of Roma and Egyptian communities.